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  • Ansible’s View on IT Automation

    by Michael DeHaan on  May 31, 2014

    Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the general-purpose IT automation system. He describes the tool’s guiding principles: simplicity, ease of use and maximum security. The philosophy behind its community is also discussed, including the importance of Ansible’s plugin-based model. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.

  • Exploring the ENTIRE DevOps Toolchain for (Cloud) Teams

    by Richard Seroter on  May 28, 2014 2

    When assessing technology that empowers a DevOps transformation, it’s easy to focus in on the headline capabilities (“configuration management!”) and miss out on the bigger picture. How can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? This article classifies and explains key enabling technologies.

  • From MDM to MDM: From Managing Devices to Apps to Data

    by Jesus Rodriguez on  May 22, 2014

    Mobile operations management (MOM) is one of the top priorities of today’s modern enterprise. While the first generation of MOM solutions evolved around the management of mobile devices and applications, organizations have quickly realized that an effective enterprise mobile infrastructure requires addressing a more difficult challenge: managing and securing mobile business data.

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.

"In Search of Certainty" - Book Review and Interview with Mark Burgess

Posted by João Miranda on  Apr 30, 2014

"In Search of Certainty", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a journey through physics and biology and how it relates to the information infrastructure realm.

Untangling the Enterprise With Continuous Delivery

Posted by John Kordyback on  Apr 16, 2014

John Kordyback explains why you should and how you can introduce Continuous Delivery into a typical enterprise, where dozens of systems adopted over the years generate massive complexity. 4

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Posted by Arun Bhattacharya on  Apr 01, 2014

As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity.

Orchestrating Your Delivery Pipelines with Jenkins

Posted by Andrew Phillips and Kohsuke Kawaguchi on  Mar 29, 2014

Andrew Phillips and Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi review state-of-the-art plugins and solutions in the Jenkins ecosystem for achieving efficient, reproducible and secure delivery pipelines.

How to Protect Valuable or Personal Data on PC, Hard Drive and Flash Drive

Posted by Sergey Solomatin on  Mar 28, 2014

Approximately 60% of all computers sold worldwide today are portable, making them an easy target for criminals. How can your personal data be protected? With one word - encryption! 2

Virtual Panel on Immutable Infrastructure

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2014

InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is “Immutable Infrastructure”, its borders as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular compared to desired state convergence. 1

Embedded Analytics and Statistics for Big Data

Posted by Panos Louridas and Christof Ebert on  Feb 23, 2014

This article provides an overview of tools and libraries available for embedded data analytics & statistics, both stand-alone software packages and programming languages with statistical capabilities.

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